New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

Practicing Prophetic Ministry


Friday, September 22, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, September 24, 2017 (All day)


524 Pitt Hall Road
Old Chatham , NY
New York


Acting and ministering as we embody God's Spirit speaking through us is the heart of Quaker tradition. Reflecting on how the patterns in the prophetic stream can help us recognize the eternal patterns in our own lives, we will share our stories of how we live the prophetic ministry we are called to, bringing healing to a broken world.

This is the second of  two workshops tracing how the prophetic is revealed in the Hebrew and Greek Scriptures and flows through the lives of early Friends and ministers to our modern condition. Reflecting on our own experiences, we will share stories of how we listen for the eternal patterns, and take action grounded in the Spirit. We hope that participants will gain a clear sense of how we can nurture and encourage expressions of prophetic listening and prophetic ministry in each other, in our meetings and in our witness to the wider world.

It is not necessary to have attended the first workshop (November 2016).

Debbie Humphries has co-led interactive workshops at New England Yearly Meeting, Woolman Hill, and FGC. She finds that a combination of information and experiential activities provides the most satisfying learning experiences.

Jonathan Vogel-Borne has served Friends in various Quaker staff and volunteer roles over the past 30 years, including New England Yearly Meeting (Field Secretary and Yearly Meeting Secretary) and Cambridge (MA) Monthly Meeting (Resident Friend). He has led numerous interactive workshops on various topics at local meetings, yearly meetings, and at other Quaker events.

Register by September 1st: $230/adults; $115/ages 13-22; $58/infants-12; $165/commuters

After September 1st: $250/125/65/185

Childcare with 3 weeks notice.

Register online at the Powell House website.

Contact Information


New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602

(508) 754-6760 - [email protected]